In war of words, Rahul Gandhi beats Narendra Modi?

Rahul Gandhi beats Narendra Modi

Prodded by Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi grabbing both the political and economic space in the tussle for power, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi sought to wrest the initiative from the saffron strongman. Did he manage to do that? Check for yourself. Here is a blow by blow account .

Rahul Gandhi:

Energetic India

An honor for me to be here today. India was an energy a force which came from rivers Yamuna, Ganga and Saraswati. Now, we have built structures to explore this energy. We tend to think of India as a nation, but if we go back 100 years, India was actually a energy - a force"

Can't do this alone

The government cannot build infrastructure alone. We need your (the industry's) help. It has to be done jointly. It is our duty to provide India with a physical infrastructure to enable this unprecedented movement of people and ideas. We have to channelize the energy of India's youngsters. We need better physical structure for India's growth. Corporates must help government build infrastructure. Government private partnership is key to growth.

And here comes China

Why does everyone worry about China and not India? India is actually much more powerful that it thinks, but it is not applied systematically. India is a decentralised system. It's power is soft, but it is there. Boss, our environment is not simple, we cannot give you simple answers.

Introducing India to the world

When I went to university in 1991, nobody knew India. That is not the case now thanks to you (India Inc) people. I thank industry for making India talking point abroad. As the energy moved from India and goes abroad, you are the cutting edge, you are the people who tell the world what this is about.

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